Aug. 18, 2005
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. –
Over the last 12 months, Courtney McClow has gone from obscurity to one of the best up-and-coming divers in the country. The former Florida State University All-America diver had her best performance on a national stage last week at the 2005 Speedo National Diving Championships.
Pre-qualified for the event on only the platform, McClow’s (Jacksonville, Fla.) best two events came during the ones she where she had to earn a spot. Two weeks prior to the championships, she stamped her name on the one-meter and three-meter boards at the regional qualifier in Moultrie, Ga.
On the second day of competition (August 11), McClow took sixth during the semifinal round of the three-meter with an 11-dive total of 442.98. She returned on August 13 to take eighth in the finals of the event, registering a score of 424.74.
In between the semis and the finals of the three-meter, the Forrest High School product took eighth on the one-meter board. She started the competition by taking third in the semifinals, ratcheting a six-dive 249.57. McClow came back during the finals of the event to take eighth at 220.11.
During her first event of the competition, McClow nearly missed out on qualifying for the finals of the platform as she took ninth during the prelims with a tally of 385.92. Current Seminole Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla.) was 21st during the prelims of the three-meter at 186.30.